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a manhunt has ended and two men are charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken identity. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. >> first lady michelle obama attended the teen's funeral on saturday. hadiya pendleton's parents will be among the president's special guests at the state of the union address. nbc's tracie potts is live from washington with more. tracie, what else can we expect to hear from the president tonight? >> reporter: well, that, mara, plus immigration and the president hopes to have influence outside the lawmaker to press the lawmakers to get something done. month question, the big issue is money, $85 billion in cuts what we've been calling here in washington, the sequester that kicks in in just a fe
be addressed. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen shot and kill just days after performing in the inaugural parade. and d.c. delegate noamedz has -- eleanor holmes norton has invited the mother of a 16-year- old killed in a shooting in 2010. stay with myfoxdc.com for complete coverage ever the state of the union address. it begin at 9:00 p.m. followed by fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> one day after pope benedict xvi surprised the world with at announcement of his resignation, the church is turning to the process of choosing his replacement. next step is for the college of cardinals to elect a new pope. even though many are talking about pick a pope from africa or latin america, most members of the college of cardinals are from europe. vatican officials are hoping they can pick a successor by holy week. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. new details in the case of a 14- year-old boy charged as an adult in the death of his 7- month-old baby sister. >> also ahead, a community on edge this morning as police continue thei
. hadiya pendleton's parents will be there tonight. she's the chicago teen shot and killed days after returning from washington where she attended president obama's inauguration. the first lady attended her funeral and police just arrested two men and charged them with her murder. the men mistook her and her friends for rival gang members. >>> later this morning, a subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss ways to reduce gun violence. that committee will review new proposals and look at the legality and effectiveness of current laws. two professors will testify today. the family of hadiya pendleton will be at that hearing before heading to the state of the union. >>> jury selection continues in the man accused fd killing a mother and daughter. jason scott killed delores and ebony dewitt more than three years ago. their bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car in largo. scott is serving 100 years in prison for a sex assault and other crimes. his trial could take a month or longer. >>> if you're just waking up this morning, a murder-suicide involving all university of maryland
. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at that hearing before heading to the state of the union. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta will say his final goodbyes to his colleagues at the pentagon. that happens later this morning. he's served since july of 2011. his possible replacement. former nebraska senator chuck hagel could be one step closer to being confirmed. the committee plans to put the nomination up for a vote. >>> now to the ongoing search for the ex-officer wanted for murder. new documents reveal christopher dorner might have fled to mexico. as police continue their manhunt across southern california, authorities are searching more than 30 square miles across the big bear area, which includes a popular ski resort. dorner's burned-out truck was found in the area with weapons and camping gear inside. dorner was fired a few years ago from the lapd and it's believed his attacks are part of a revenge plot. >> to be targeted because you took an oath to protect others, to have your family targeted because they're related to you, that is absolutely terrifying. >> aut
the president's push for gun control. >> i am happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is on the president's mind. >> the goal is to move public opinion. that is what moves congress. >> lawmakers say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> republicans are already criticizing what happens after the speech. the president will hit the road to push his agenda. >> if you are worried about this issue, why are you working with congress to prevent it? >> marco rubio delivers the republican response tonight. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake did the same thing on monday. she unveiled details of her solution to keep the city financially sound. she proposed a new fee for trash pickup which would pay for a property tax cut. >> baltimore's pension system for civilian workers is the only large system in maryland that does not require an employer contribution. that much change. >> fire and police retirement plans moving to a 401(k) contribution. >> 45 degrees at the airpor
-old girl. services for hadiya pendleton held there earlier today. shot in late january, just a few days after performing at events here in washington for the president's inauguration. she was an innocent victim in a gang-related shooting. >>> legislation to require universal background checks is gaining steam in congress. a bipartisan group of senator s could create a bill in the senate there are certain transactionses that would still be exempt. the group is considering ways to make mental health records easier for review during the sale. >>> president obama is expected to address gun control in his state of the union address. but the economy will take center stage. the majority of the president's speech is expected to focus on job creation and economic growth and will mention immigration, climate change and ending the war in afghanistan. the president will take his jobs plan on the road, starting on wednesday. >>> record-setting blizzard wasn't enough to stop fans of justin bieber tonight. they get what they were camping out. the teen sensation hosting "saturday night live." and up ne
-old hadiya pendleton. that news comes one day after first lady michelle obama attended her funeral. the young teen was killed in chicago after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. the two were taken into custody early sunday morning. the suspects are being questioned but no formal charges have been filed. >>> friend and family will pay respects to the former navy seal who came to be known as america's most lethal sniep every. thousands expected to attend the memorial service at cowboy stadium in dallas for chris kyle. kyle, who also wrote the best selling book "american sniper" was killed at a texas gun range. he was 38 years old. >>> it was a chilly sunday service for members of the a local congregation. after thieves got away with the heating system. members of the church in arnold maryland say someone ripped off the heating pump about two weeks ago. police are still looking for the suspects. in the meantime, the kmur is waiting on word from the insurance company while the congregation tries to raise money. >> we're making due. it was a tragic loss to us. for us for the church and al
their respects to hadiya pendleton today. she was not the target. she performed with her high school major et team at the presidential inauguration. >>> in maryland, a member of a well known political family could be running for office. former governor bob's wife kendall may announce her plans for the executive seat. and is expected to appear, seeking to replace john leopold, he resigned after being found guilty of two counts of misconduct in office. the forum for the replacement will take place thursday at the west county area library in odenton. >>> a baltimore are program allows you to get your taxes done for free and build up a savings in the process. tim williams has more on the baltimore cash campaign. >> for keith henderson, getting his taxes done for free was an offer he couldn't refuse. >> i set an appointment up online and found all the papers i had to bring and it was just very easy. >> the be more cash campaign offers free tax for residents around the area. >> they need to bring their social security card for themselves and anyone who they're cl
procession from dallas. >> chicago police have arrested two members in the murder of 15--year-olds hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams missed a character friends for members of a rival gang and shot them last month. this was days after the girl performed in the inaugural parade in d.c. parents will join first lady michelle obama as guests for state of the union address tonight. >> diane sawyer has landed the first television interview with amanda knox. she's the "american bandstand" four years in a -- she is the american who spent four years in an italian prison for killing her roommate. d.c. police have identified the man killed in the southeast area of the city over the weekend. 19-year-old james edward dean was shot on sunday. they're looking into what led to the murder. nor arrests have been made. scary moments for passengers on a metrobus in northwest washington after a tree came crashing down on the roof. look at the video. the bus was traveling south on 16th street near spring road monday evening when a 54 tree fell on the back of the bus. th
to go through this heartbreak. >> that is cleopatra cowley, the mother of hadiya pendleton calling on the country to reform the gun laws. the 16-year-old was gunned down blocks from the president's chicago home last month. >>> in the meantime, more grief in chicago this morning as people there remember an 18-year-old woman gunned down the same day her sister sat on the stage behind president obama during a gun control speech. janae mack far land was shot had. police are speaking to two persons of interest. >>> the obama administration is defending the -- dennis mcdone owe is revising it if -- republicans say the president is just playing politics. >> leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result or does he want another -- >> the bill would create a visa for undocumented immigrants and would lou them to become -- it would bolster funding for -- >>> firefighters on the scene of a fire in gaithersburg. news 4's derrick ward is there. what can you tell us? >> we're at the i
break. >> that's the voice of the mother of hadiya pendleton. one week later after performing in the inauguration she was shot to death. crowley and her husband sat next to the first lady at the state of the union address where the president told her story as part of the attempt to call on congress to act. >>> teachers in florida got a lesson to protect. hundreds responded to an offer to teach them how to shoot and care yea concealed weapon. -- carry a concealed opener. the owner offered up the free course to the teachers in pinallas county interested in learning about carrying concealed weapons. the ad within the viral and he got hundreds of calls and e- mails. >> hey, if you want to learn how to carry a weapon i can do this for you and help you. >> get educated. it's a good opportunity to learn something about safety and guns. >> the lines spilled out the door as people registered for the class. so many teachers were interested three another -- there's another class next saturday. >>> police in portland oregon have a program to identify and help people with mental illness. a
of the union were victims of gun violence. sitting next to the first lady was the parents of hadiya pendleton who was shot weeks after performing at the inauguration. president obama spoke out about the shootings in newtown connecticut and talked about his proposals for tougher gun laws. >> these proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> the group mayors against gun violence organized the effort to get gun violence survivors at the state of the union address. >>> in an emergency situation response time is critical and the city aurora colorado is planning to look into ambulance response time following last summer's deadly theater shooting. the city council approved a study on monday. now according to the denver post, it took medical crews more than 24 minutes to get to the theater. the shooting left 12 people dead and dozens more injured. >>> we have a chance this weekend to have your opinions heard on gun violence. it's a bit of a hike from the air bu
giffords and next to michelle obama, the parents of shrine chicago teen hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington with her classmates performing for her country in my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in midtown connecticut. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country debateed how to reduce gun violence -- debated how to reduce gun violence but this time is different. >> reporter: after this shootings the president proposed tenning gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote -- toughening gun lawns. >> the proposals deer of a vote in the two months since newtown a thousand grad weighings birth dation anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the family of blacksburg and countless other communities deserve of a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> and you h
will testify at the hearing. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at the hearing for heading to the state of union. a court hearing that involves two of the victims of the virginia tech shooting. they're arguing that the appeal should be heard. this stems from a lawsuit the victims' families won against the state. they say their daughters could have survived the 2007 shooting spree if virginia tech alerted the campus earlier about the gunman. a judge later upheld the finding but reduced the damages. >>> a united nations agency proposing stricter safety guidelines on the batteries. that proposal would eliminate exemptions allowing large lithium-ion batteries to be shipped on passenger planes. the batteries are susceptible to short circuiting and catching fire. boeing recently tested new batteries in the 787 dreamliners after a series of battery-related problems last month, including at least two fires. >>> we continue to track breaking news out of prince yor george's county where a death investigation is under way. >>> a city worker's vacation is making life a little tough for
. police say they mistook hadiya pendleton and her friends for rival gang members who had shot one ever them over the summer. pendleton was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration last month. the two men arrested for her murder were picked up by police just hours after her funeral on saturday. >>> as the manhunt expands for an exlos angeles police officer, crister in donner is now charged with murder. agents raided a hotel in tea juan arc mexico on monday but found no signs of dorner. the search also continues in southern california in a southern california ski resort town where his burn-out truck was found last week. authorities spent monday it canning hundreds of cabins in the big bear area. >>> still ahead, a closer look at where the next hope might come from. >> a big day ahead for mardi gras celebrations in new orleans but mother nature might have other plans. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innovation, every solution, comes together for a single purpose -- to make t
at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their families. david? >> let's ho
to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the general election 2016. >>> you heard charley say catch the president's address and we want you to join us with team coverage on abc2. the team coverage starts in washington tonight at 9:00. >>> this time it's 5 minutes after 5 and when it comes to the state of the city mayor stephanie rawlings blake says that major changes need to happen to prevent baltimore from going into financial ruins. abc2 news linda so is live this morning at city hall so what exactly is the mayor proposing so we don't go broke? >> rep
of hadiya pendleton. say they mr. uecker and her group of friends or rival gang members. 15-year-old honor student was killed just days after taking inaugural parade in d.c. her parents will join the first lady tonight to watch the state of the union address. >> women wanting a high-paying job should stay right here. that d.c. isinds paying city for women according to "forbes" magazine. median salary for women in the capital is more and $57,000 a year. san jose is second on the list bridgeport, connecticut in by sanrd place, followed francisco and trenton, new jersey. the top dogs of the nation are kennel clubinster show in new york city. >> best competed on the first night of the show. shot aters will take a being named best in show tonight. the westminster kennel club dog is amounts the most prestigious they nine competitions in the world. folks watching television in a jolt as their programming was interrupted with a zombie invasion report. a tv station said that hacker into the regular system broadcasting news that "dead bodies are rising from their graves." four people call the statio
. >>> the parents of hadiia pendleton will be in washington, d.c. today. cleopatra and nathaniel will attend the state of the union speech. they are going to be seated with the first lady. is a-year-old hadiya pendleton was shot tase after performing at president obama's inauguration festivities. two men have been charged in the death. the president is expected to talk about gun violence during the state of the union. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will b
of an honors student. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed last month while seeking shelter from the rain. investigators say two people thought there were rival gang members and decided to settle an old score. they are charged with murder. new orleans is getting ready for the biggest party of the year. most don't expect the bad weather to slow down the revelers. that tuesday is the last big blowout before the lenten holiday begins. >> now do is headed to the breakfast menu -- mountain dew is headed to the breakfast menu. it offers 92 milligrams of caffeine. that is much less than a cup of coffee. there are 80 calories. it will hit store shelves on february 25. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. would you trade in your morning cup of coffee for a mountain dew breakfast drink? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. president obama is holding his state of the union address tonight. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning to you. >> good morning. the agenda will be on job creation.
services were held yesterday for hadiya pendleton. she was shot to death january 29 january 29th in a park on the city's south side. days before her death, the teen performed with her high school band at the president's inauguration. a police spokesperson says they were taken into custody for questioning but no charges have been filed. >>> four adults went in and three came out. the search is on for a butch darling house who didn't know he would be a lifesaver. two girls celebrating a 17th 17th birthday got caught in a rip tide and severalled good samaritans jumped to their rescue. butch who was 44 didn't make it. another barely made it back to shore. >> i realized i was getting pushed out and the wave pushed me beyond the rip current and i was getting closer to shore and i gave it my all. >> butch was seen pushing one of the girls in the rescue boat when he went under and disappeared. >>> joe paterno's family is working to clear his name and at a time released a report criticizing the findings. the widow will be on the katie show to talk about how the jerry sandusky scandal affected their
- year-old hadiya pendleton to sit next to her. she was killed in chicago not long after participating in the inaugural parade here in d.c. >>> also at the address, virginia congressman jerry connelly invited the father of a student killed in the virginia tech massacre. sick students killed in the tragedy were all residents of his congressional district. >>> several other guests seated with the first lady including a few from this area. jack androca is a teenager who developed a new way to detect pancreatic cancer. tracy hepner is the founder of a military partners and families coalition to provide support for lgbt residents. >>> coming up next, it could have been a nightmare scenario. >> a crane collapses above a church with preschoolers playing inside. how one worker's quick thinking got everyone out safely. we'll be right back. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for m
and next to mi shoal obama the parents -- michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton. >> three weeks ago she was here in washington performing for her country at my inauguration. and a week later, she was shot and killed in a chicago park after school. >> reporter: the president also talked about the tragic shootings in newtown connecticut in it has been-- >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time the country debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: it was after these shootings that the president proposed toughening gun laws. >> the proposals deserve a vote. because in the two months since newtown, more than a thousand birthdays, graduations, anniversaries have been stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. >> reporter: president obama made an emotional appeal to congress. >> the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> reporter: i am ed payne reporting. >> today president obama is heading to asheville north carolina to
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for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community snill shock and a mother still in the grips of grief. >> no mother. no father should ever have to experience this. >> pendleton, a majorette. >> i'm hadiya. >> performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. while there were remembrances -- >> on that day the last thing i saw before her in the ambulance was her smiling and i know from heavien above she is smiling down on us. >> there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but can't come together to figure out in situation? >> it comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address as he calls for limits on high-capacity magazines and this week president obama acknowledged the political problems. >> there are regional differences. >> they say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> that's not just because of republican opposition to it. t
hadiya pendleton was gunned down on the south side of chicago last month less than a mile from the obamas home. she had performed with her high school band during the inauguration festivities. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will attend the service. her death brought renewed focus to gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> the head of the nra say the new measures won't pass through congress. david keen said proposals like an assault weapons ban or limit are feel good measures. background checks simply won't work because the current systems are underfunded he suggested. he said they should improve existing background checks to cut down on gun violence. >>> we're getting another look at a man who groped women. this new police sketch was released yesterday. investigators believe the man is behind 18 different instances of women being grabbed as they walked through the town of springfield. with no forensic evidence, the investigation is slow going. making residents very nervous. >> it's just insane that it's still happening. >> i am talking with the police, working with the miss on
event in d.c. two people are in custody in chicago for questioning of the murder of hadiya pendleton. she was shot a mile away from the familiar -- the two suspects were pulled over early sunday. no formal charges have been filed. >>> police in los angeles are offering $1 million for information on ex-officer christopher dorner who is suspected of murdering three people. police surrounded a home improvement center because someone reported seeing him there. other lapd officers are in danger as dorner's manifesto explains he's taking revenge for being fired a few years ago. dorner may be on the run, you he's attracted attention from at least one hollywood star. charlie sheen reached out to the ex-lapd cop pleading with him to call him so they can figure out together how to end this. dorner mentioned sheen in his manifesto saying he thought the former 2 1/2 men star was awesome. dorner made mentions of first lady michelle obama and anthony bourdain. >>> the white house will get for input on how to crack down on gun violence. he'll take part in a roundtable discussion about gun safety. a
shootings. including the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down a mile from the obama's chicago home. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of blacksburg and tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president did mention universal background checks and reducing magazine sizes but primarily used a moment to rally a vote on the measures. much more on the state of the union at 6:30. we'll break down the middle class plan, including the moment that was most tweeted about. if you missed the address, you can watch in its entirety online at nbcwashington.com. there's a link on the home page. >>> following the president's address, republicans responded largely by criticizing president obama's handling of the economy. up and coming senator marco rubio spoke on behalf of the parties saying the president has an obsession with raising taxes. >> in order to balance our budget, it doesn't have to be benefit cuts and raising taxes. instead,
strict gun control measures. the mother of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton is on capitol hill right now. that teen was shot a week after she marched with her school at the inauguration. tony is live on capitol hill now. he spoke with pendleton's mom. maybe he can tell us how she's doing now. tony? >> well, barbara, if you take what she says for face value, she's doing okay. but i can tell you i spent a few minutes with her this morning and she is still in absolute shock and pain, not doing too well. she's in town. she spent tuesday night with miss obama at the state of the union address and then today, as you mentioned, she and some volunteers will be delivering teddy bears here on capitol hill, hoping to sway some of the officials here to change some of the laws pertaining to gun violence. >> i'm just trying to keep them moving and keep her name out there. this can't be for nothing, because she was a special kid. >> cleopatra pendleton, the mother of slain 15-year-old hadiya can't even show emotion as she talked, still in just absolute shock after the shooting death of her baby girl, a
have arrested two men in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton days after first lady michelle obama attended the girl's funeral. kevin tibbles has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two men will appear in court in chicago this morning for the murder of hadiya pendleton, whose death so tragically highlight highlights the problem of guns and gangs in this city. chicago police say they have charged two men, 18-year-old michael ward and kenneth williams, 20, with hadiya pendleton's murder. >> sadly hadiya's life was cut far too short by the unksconscis actions of two criminals who have been charged this evening. >> reporter: 15-year-old pendleton was shot to death not far from president obama's chicago home two weeks ago. an innocent, police say, murdered by gang members seeking retaliation, adding that michael ward has confessed to pulling the trigger. >> they thought the group they shot into included members of a rival gang. instead, it was a group of upstanding, determined kids. >> reporter: pendleton's family in washington to attend this eve
for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing during inauguration weekend in d.c. she was a band majorette for her high school. arne duncan and illinois governor pat quinn will also attend tomorrow's service. her death has brought renewed focus on gun and gang violence in chicago. >>> this morning, police in montgomery county say they finally have a break in a series of home burglaries. three men have been charged with robbing more than 30 homes in north potomac since last spring. police caught them after breaking into a home last month. they're accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of property. >>> right now, people in the midwest digging out and the northeast is digging in. a massive storm is falling. up north the roads are treated but it may not do too much good. a live report from boston where this brings back bad memories. >>> what to expect when you step outside today. your weather and traffic on the (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new f
at president obama's second inauguration. funeral services for hadiya pendleton will be held saturday. police say the drum majorette was speaking with a group of friends last week in the park across the street from her chicago prep school when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far no arrests in the case, but it's brought renewed attention to chicago's murder rate and the debate over gun violence across america. >>> ray lewis is retiring, but you'll still see him around baltimore. why he may be a permanent fixture around the ravens stadium coming up. >>> a shopping spree to kick off the year, retail sales rising more than expected in january. consumers taking advantage of some early season discounts from retailers, but shoppers aren't pulling out plastic because revolving debt including credit cards falling at the end of the year, but consumers are taking on more debt for things like student and car loans pushing overall borrowing to the highest level ever. meantime worker productivity contracting in the final three months of last year. it was the first time productivity shrank in
performed at the inauguration here in d.c. hadiya pendleton was shot days after returning from her trip to d.c. >> first lady michelle obama attended her funeral on saturday. president obama will be in chicago on friday to speak about the ongoing gun violence. at this time, no formal charges have been filed. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell will try to sell his transportation plan to people in our area. he'll be at mcclain to lay out the impact his plan will have on northern virginia. the governor wants to eliminate the commonwealth's gas tax and raise its sales tax to generate billions of dollars for transportation projects. his proposal would also raise vehicle registration fees. senate democrats blocked the plan last week but the house signed off on it. a senate committee will take up the house version of the bill. >>> gas prices continue to rise toward $4 a dpal. the national average for a gallon of gas $3.58. seven cents higher than a week ago. d.c. drivers paying $3.77. an increase of 7 cents. virginia at $3.46 on average, up 6 cents. maryland, 6 cents higher as well than a week ago
with stronger families and more opportunity can help turn the tide. in the audience were the parents of hadiya pendleton -- the 15-year-old chicago girl killed just days after marching in the president's inaugural parade. [a26]aaco exec-intro here in baltimore, a surprise announcement from acting anne arundel county executive john hammond. after initially saying he was not interested in the job, he now says he wants to stay put. the vacancy was created after john leopold resigned... following a conviction for misconduct in office. here's 11 news reporter david collins with more... after a lot of soul searching acting anne arundel county hammond and several others say they would not seek election when the term ends in 2014. the county council will interview all the candidates and make a selection on february 21st. the time is 5:11 and it's 36 degrees on t-v hill... from luxury to misery... is how travelers are describing their time spent on the carnival cruise ship. coming up: what's next for passengers and the triumph. a meteorite explodes over russia ... ... and an asteroid zooms past the ear
of so many people guest: let me mention just a few of them. hadiya pendleton, and understood in an inspiration to our friends, all walking angel her cousin called her. she was taken from us two weeks ago. her family is here today a student at northern illinois university, with a warm heart and bright future, murdered in her classroom by a man with a history of mental illness. her mother is here today. blaire holt killed while shielding his friends from a gang members spraying fire on a city bus. his friend is here today marcus norris, hit in the face by a bullet that came through the wall of his house. thank god he survived. we are glad to have him here today. a true american hero who dedicated his life to serving his country and his community, killed by gang members with a straw purchase gone. i attended his funeral service. the officer's family is here, and his sister will testify today. there are many more in this room today whose lives and families have been changed by gun violence. i would like to ask the friends and family of the victims of gun violence to please stand.
deserve a vote. >> reporter: with michelle obama the parents of hadiya pendleton, gunned down after she performed at president obama's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents are here along with americanses who families were torn down by gun violence, they deserve a vote. >> reporter: but asking for a vote is not the same thing as encouraging congress to pass a new law. the president did that on immigration control. charlie and norah? >> major garrett, thanks. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> deserves a vote. >> first of all, our heart is broken for those people. all of us would want to prevent that from happening. the problem is everything the president is proposed would do nothing to prevent it from happening in newtown. you know swre gun laws in america. in florida we have gun laws that are pretty strict in terms of requiring background checks and if you're a cob sealed weapons permit holder all the requirements for that. the problem is laws are only followed by law-abiding people. they don't care what the law is. they don't follow the law. they're crimina
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side. [applause] last weekend she came home but it was to attend the funeral of hadiya pendleton. and hadiya's parents, by the way, are here and i want to acknowledge them. they are just wonderful, wonderful people. [applause] as you know this week in my state of the union i talked about hadiya on tuesday night. and the fact that, unfortunately, what happened to hadiya is not unique. it's not unique to chicago, it's not unique to this country. too many of our children are being taken away from us. two months ago, america mourned 26 innocent first-graders and their educators in newtown. and today i had the high honor of giving the highest civilian award i can give to the parents -- or the families of the educators who had been killed in newtown. and there was something profound and uniquely heartbreaking and tragic, obviously, about a group of 6- year-olds being killed. but last year there were 434 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. and that's precisely why the over
-old hadiya pendleton's wake. the teen was gunned down near her school a week after attending president obama's inauguration. >>> it has been a year since former penn state head coach joe paterno passed away. his wife is fighting back in accusations against him. sue paterno sent a letter to former penn state football players saying the man who was investigated in the freeh report was not the man she knew as her husband. mrs. paterno calls her husband a moral and disciplined man. her letter comes as the family prepares to release its own report responding to findings after the jerry sandusky scandal. >>> an unusual traffic backup on a houston highway on friday when a house that was being hauled on the back of a trailer wound up all over the road. the house was smashed to pieces. look at that. with just one lone wall left standing. check, please, on that one. >>> finally, blizzards don't stop biebers. say that 85 times. justin bieber's fans waited for days to see him perform on "saturday night live." while they waited, the biebs and "snl" sent them pizza. not bad. standby tickets aren't usually
at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton will be laid to rest saturday. police say the drum majorette was talking with a group of friends last week when she was shot in the back by a stray bullet. so far, no arrests in the case. but it has brought renewed attention to chicago's murder rate and the debate over gun violence in america. >>> a local teenager is in the hospital following a hit-and- run. prince george's county police say the boy was hit by a taxi last night along wheeler road in oxon hill. the driver left the scene. officers later found the taxi about 2 miles away at the southern avenue metro station. they took the driver into custody. charges are pending. the boy's injuries are described as being critical. >>> it is 10 minutes after 8:00 now on this friday morning. still ahead, it's a name chanted all season long, but some people say it's time for the washington redskins to change. coming up, how you can get in on the debate. >> plus, watching and waiting for a super snowstorm to hit. here's a live picture from leesburg, virginia. we're back after this. it's 8:10
like hadiya pendleton, a 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration and one week later was shot and killed in chicago. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are here tonight, along with two dozen families whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> not your typical ending there to a state of the union. republican response given by florida senator marco rubio gave the impression about how hard it's going to be to pass. combative speech, filled with a personal story, but somewhat combative. >> and both sides laying claim to being advocates for the middle class. subseque substance aside, there is a moment in rubio's speech where he reaches for a swig of water. >> it was a jar iring moment. we were taken aback, watching. but it was somewhat jarring. he, himself, sort of made fun of moment. he has tweeted out the fact
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